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FWC Penalty Rate Decision – Limited Impact for Aged Care Providers 23 Feb

In a landmark decision the Fair Work Commission today ruled that existing Sunday penalty rates in Hospitality and Retail Awards no longer achieve modern award objectives and do not provide a fair and relevant safety net.

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Mandatory Data Breach Reporting22 Feb

On Monday 13 February 2017, the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 (the Bill) was passed by both houses and is now awaiting Royal Assent.

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Proposed BCCM Act review recommendations announced12 Feb

Hot on the heels of the lot entitlement review recommendations, we now have the recommendations paper in response to another of the BCCMA option papers.

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New smoke alarm requirements from 1 January10 Jan

There are new requirements for smoke alarms in all dwellings (being houses or units) from 1 January this year.

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Opposing resolutions without dissent - the final say12 Oct

The longest running (and most expensive) dispute over a deck in Australia has been decided by the High Court. There are no appeals from there so we now have the definitive statement on what a body corporate’s decision-making obligations are based on.

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Lot entitlements - Can you unscramble the egg?10 Oct

Ordinarily, the answer would be a resounding ‘no’, but the government may have to give it a go with lot entitlements.

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Christmas is approaching - is it time to give notice?07 Oct

Do you intend to shut down operations over the Christmas and New Year period this year?

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Industrial relations considerations in outsourcing and offshoring05 Oct

Outsourcing and offshoring is particularly fashionable at the moment with businesses of all shapes and sizes exploring strategies to keep labour costs down whilst still maintaining high operational standards and efficiencies.

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Eyewitness account was not sufficient proof of elder abuse 20 Sep

The Fair Work Commission has found that an aged care provider unfairly dismissed a personal carer when it erroneously relied upon an “eyewitness’” to substantiate an allegation of elder abuse.

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The golden rules of by-law enforcement 14 Sep

Acquiescence. Such a beautiful word. But not when it comes to by-law enforcement.

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Julie McStay

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